Over 7000 Businesses from NE, IA, SD, WY and nine other states generated more than $30M in potential business for each other during Small Business Stimulus Week, which was held December 10th to the 14th.  In five days, over 4300 referrals were passed generating $30,879,089 in potential business for those small businesses. Small Business Stimulus Week is the brain child of Frank De Raffele, a New York Times bestselling author of three books and Founder of Entrepreneurial Excellence Worldwide.  He came up with this initiative as a way to help small business owners stimulate their own economy.

According to De Raffele, the great success of the initiative is because of the seven founding Directors he partnered with across the USA.  Vince Vigneri, of Omaha, NE is one of the Founding Directors.  He is the Executive Director of BNI Heartland – Nebraska, SW Iowa, Wyoming & Western South Dakota, and had over 800 participating.  Local Heartland businesses passed more than 800 referrals generating more than $2,760,565 of potential business.

The second Small Business Stimulus Week, scheduled for July 15th – 19th of 2013, will be international.  Over 10,000 small businesses from Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada are signed on.

For more information about BNI Heartland, contact Vince Vigneri at (402) 880 – 6311 or vince@bniheartland.com.